Date: 1100-1200
Origin: tide 'to happen' (11-19 centuries), from Old English tidan

betide

verb
     
beā€§tide

woe betide somebody

used to say that someone will be in trouble if they do something - often humorous:
Woe betide anyone who wakes the baby!

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